The Bullet Journal: Stationery Supplies


Image Description: the background is a white flat surface with stationery items resting on top of the surface. From left to right, a silver notebook (grey coloured elastic bound around it to keep it closed and grey ribbon poking out the bottom), four black pens with different coloured pen-caps, and a thick silver pen.

The Bullet Journal System has been effective for me, which why I’ve been trying to introduce it to my family members, usually in the form of Birthday and Christmas Gifts. I have developed a sort of “Stationery Starter Pack”, I usually include the following types of pens (alongside the journal of course):


Image Description: The background of the image is a navy blue couch with an alternating pattern of dark yellow fleur-de-lis pattern and a maroon red pattern. The foreground of the picture is two pens that are white in colour with a pen cap that resembles a duck. One pen has a red colour theme and the other pen has a black colour theme


Image Description: The background of the image is a navy blue couch with an alternating pattern of dark yellow fleur-de-lis pattern and a maroon red pattern. The foreground of the image is a packet with two pens in it, from left to right is a black pen with a black cat on top of the pen, at the bottom of the pen is red sparkly crystals. Next to the black-cat pen is another pen, the pen has a white cat on the top of the pen, the body of the pen is white, and the bottom section of the pen has white sparkly crystals.


Image Description: The background of the image is a navy blue couch with an alternating pattern of dark yellow fleur-de-lis pattern and a maroon red pattern. The foreground of the image is a packet with a white four-colour pen. It has a white roller attachment on the end of the pen.


Image Description: The background of the image is a navy blue couch with an alternating pattern of dark yellow fleur-de-lis pattern and a maroon red pattern. The foreground of the image is a packet with pink plastic casing, the casing contains a rainbow spectrum of coloured felt-pens.

I like these pens, they’re cute and cheap (you can get all of these pens from Daiso for $2.80). Side Note: I wrote a post about the Daiso store on Flinders Street a while ago. The store has recently changed its store layout, it’s super confusing, and now it’s difficult to find things. It’s also a small store, you may be better off going to the Daiso store on Swanston Street instead, just a suggestion.

I’ve also recently bought some fancy pens and wanted to talk about them. Behold:


Image Description: The background of the image is my beige kitchen bench. The foreground focuses on a black-and-grey pen, it’s a black-ink fine liner pen, it’s a Precise V5 RT by Pilot.

I bought this off eBay, it works okay, however, I found I had a problem with the pen nib. It would sometimes take me a few attempts to draw lines for my Bullet Journal layouts. So, the pen is okay for occasional use, I don’t think I’d recommend it for regular use.


Image Description: The background of the image is my beige kitchen bench. The foreground focuses on a black-and-grey black-ink pen. It’s a V Ball Grip by Pilot.

I bought this from one of the W H Smith stores at Southern Cross. I really like this pen, it’s easy to use, however, it’s easy to smudge the ink and it does tend to bleed through the page.


Image Description: The background of the image is my beige kitchen bench. The foreground focuses on a grey-and-white pen. It’s an Atlantis Air by BIC.

I like this pen, it’s good to write with, however, I don’t like using it for outlines (although I will admit it doesn’t smudge as easily as my other pens), I don’t like how the ink looks on the page. I know, aesthetics sounds like a petty reason, but I prefer to use it for other reasons.


Image Description: The background of the image is a navy blue couch with an alternating pattern of dark yellow fleur-de-lis pattern and a maroon red pattern. The foreground focuses on a packet of two pens. They are black-ink pens called “Gel-ocity” by BIC


Image Description: a plastic packet of six dark-blue glittery fine-liner pens.

I bought the Gel-ocity pens from an IGA store in Melbourne CBD (I have a weakness for terrible puns) and I bought the fine-liner pens off of Wish. I was considering purchasing these same type of fine-liner pens of eBay, however, the shipping fees made the item more expensive than I would like. I haven’t used these pens yet, however, I need to do my Bullet Journal layouts for the April – June Quarterly Pages, so I’ll give them a test and let readers know how it goes.

So, have you got any favourite pens you prefer to use for your own Bullet Journal? What type are they and what do you like about them? Let me know in the comment section below.

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